Backing up the entire machine is the most complete way to protect your data. It is recommended that you choose this option when you are not sure which data that you need to protect.
When you select Entire PC as a backup type, Acronis True Image backs up all your internal hard drives in disk mode. The backup contains the operating system, installed programs, system settings, and all your personal data including your photos, music, and documents.
STEP 1. Start Acronis True Image
STEP 2. On the sidebar, click Backup
STEP 3. Entire PC is pre-selected, leave it as is
STEP 4. You can specify a custom name for your backup
STEP 5. Click Select destination then select a destination for the backup
Note: You need Acronis True Image Advanced ot Premium subscription to be able to back up to Acronis Cloud. If an external drive is plugged in, it will be detected automatically and will be displayed in the list of available backup destinations. Acronis True Image also detects NAS in the network and displays it in the list of available destinations as well.
In this example, Acronis Cloud is selected as the destination
STEP 6. Click Options to set the options for the backup, including schedule, scheme, archive cleanup and others
STEP 7. You can select a schedule for creating regular backups of your system. If you select the option Do not schedule, then you will need to run the backup task manually every time using Back up now button
STEP 8. It is recommended to set how long the backups should be kept.
If you store backups locally (on an USB drive, NAS, network share, etc.), set up cleanup rules in Backup Scheme. If you are not sure which options to select, leave the default selection.
If you store backups in cloud, set up cleanup rules in Advanced
STEP 9. Click Back up now or press the “down arrow” button to select another start time option